Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus

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Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus
Established 1965
Type Public
Chancellor Dr. W. Charles Patrick
President Eric J. Barron
Academic staff 80
Students 1,119
Location Uniontown, PA, USA
Colors Navy Blue and White
Mascot Nittany Lion
Affiliations Penn State University

Penn State Fayette is a Commonwealth Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. The campus boasts a Big-10 academic education in a small-campus setting, featuring state-of-the-art facilities in a convenient and safe atmosphere, with easy access to urban offerings and the outdoor activities of the mountains. Fayette maintains an outstanding faculty as well as a learning center with tutors and resources to help students succeed.

Set among the scenic Laurel Highlands on what was once an 1800s-era farmstead, Penn State Fayette is located in North Union Township between Uniontown and Connellsville, Pennsylvania (along Route US 119), approximately 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh and 30 minutes north of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Penn State originally founded an education center in the area in 1934, as part of an initiative to provide localized learning facilities that could grant associate degrees or allow students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree without the expense of living in University Park. However, the center was closed in the 1940s due to World War II. In the 1950s, the commonwealth campus system was established and local branch campuses, each fully integrated into the Penn State system, were established across the state. Fayette Campus opened in 1965; originally it was housed in rented space in downtown Uniontown, before relocating to its current site three years later.

In 2004, the campus was named for Robert E. Eberly, a wealthy Pittsburgh natural gas speculator who endowed his fortune to Western Pennsylvania higher education.

Six bachelor's degree programs can be completed entirely on-site: Administration of Justice, Business, Human Development and Family Studies, Nursing, RN to B.S., and Psychology. Additionally, eight associate degree programs are available, and students may complete the first two years of nearly 160 majors at Fayette campus before transferring to State College.

The mission of Penn State Fayette includes the development of a learning community that is committed to justice, integrity, equality, civility, dignity, and responsible citizenship. The Office of Student Life provides a multitude of activities for students, including community service initiatives, novelty activities, leadership and educational opportunities, social events, and cultural programming. Students can also choose from more than 20 student-run clubs and organizations. No matter their area of interest, students can always find something around campus that will enhance their education and learning experience, both inside and outside the classroom.


Penn State Fayette teams participate as a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The Roaring Lions are a member of the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country and wrestling while women's sports include basketball, cross country, softball and volleyball.

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Coordinates: 39°56′48″N 79°39′29″W / 39.946686°N 79.658114°W / 39.946686; -79.658114